Saturday, April 30, 2016

Braden's Senior Prom

Our son Braden attended his Senior Prom on Saturday, April 23. He lives in Houston with his mom but we were able to see how handsome he looked in photos. I can't believe he is a Senior and will be heading off to college soon.

I know I'm his mom and a little biased but he is so handsome!


Family Movie Night

Ryan bought a projector and decided to make a movie screen for outdoor movies. He built the frame out of PVC pipe so we can take it apart and take it camping with us. His plan is to have it in the backyard by the pool so we can swim and enjoy movies. We decided to test it out and watched "Star Wars" under the stars. Logan loved it. 






Bike a thon

Logan's school hosted a bike-a-thon as a fundraiser for St. Jude's. Logan brought the form home and was so excited. He talked nonstop for two weeks about his bike a thon. The day before as we were leaving for school I accidentally ran over Logan's bike and messed up his training my defense I tell him every day to put up his bike! He was so upset but thankfully daddy could fix it. We were so surprised that he rode 33 laps!!! He had a great time and learned about giving to others. 







Saturday, April 23, 2016

Trent's Swim Banquet

Trent had his first swim banquet Friday night. We enjoyed the evening and seeing Trent with his team.

Trent looked so handsome. He reminds me of his Uncle Jamey.

The banquet was catered by Texas Roadhouse.
Trent and his teammates.

When Coach Jenny called Trent up for a special award, I'll admit I was nervous. She explained that every morning for breakfast he eats sour punch straws! She told him that's not healthy and he said, "it's apple and apples are good for you!"...mama tried! She gave him a bag of dried apples and a toothbrush for all that sugar he eats! 

Trent and his friends, Little Robert, Hayden, and Big Robert. They are a great group of kids.
This was a fun night and a great way to spend his birthday. We love being part of the Tiger Shark team.



Friday, April 22, 2016

Trenton is 15

I cannot believe Trenton is 15! When the kids were little and I was exhausted and I would hear people say it goes by so fast, I didn't believe it. It is true and I'm now the one telling young mothers it goes by so fast. 

 Life with Trent is crazy, exhausting at times, and hilarious. Trenton sees the world differently and sometimes that's a good thing and sometimes not so good. He definitely keeps Ryan and I on our toes.

 We thought we had this high school thing figured out after Corbin and Braden, but Trent has been able to spin a whole new adventure with his high school experience. Trent started high school this year and is looking forward to starting driver's education...this will be a Daddy and Trent adventure!!!! He is on the Texas High swim team and LOVES swim. He gets up at 4:45 am every day and is at the college to swim at 5:45 every weekday morning. He swims until 8:30 am every week day!! He lifts weights 3 days a week after school until 5:00 pm. I am very proud of him and how hard he works at his sport. Trent loves Biology and English I this year. He decided to take French this year because he said, "it's the language of love and I want to learn how to speak to the ladies!" He is regretting that decision... the language of love is a little harder than he expected. Algebra is kicking his tail, my tail, everyone's tail but we will get through it. He is enjoying high school and I am proud to say I have seen a tremendous amount of maturity in my son this year. I know I will blink and it will be his senior year.

 I am so proud of my Trent and very blessed that GOD chose me to be his MOM. Everyday with Trent is an adventure and I am glad to be along for the ride. Here is a walk down memory lane on my baby's 15th birthday. Happy Birthday Trent-we love you!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Spring is in the air!

We have a business in our small town called Alamo Supply. They have out spring plants and flowers right now and it is beautiful as you drive by. I have to drive past Alamo Supply every day and I love looking at the flowers.

Today, as we were on our way to church Logan said, "those flowers are so pretty". I had to stop and capture the moment. 

This is the cutest display. The pumpkins have changed colors every holiday since Halloween. I have loved seeing what colors they will be for every new holiday.

Thanks Steve and Glenda Wilson for having such a beautiful display to make our little community beautiful. I love these pictures I was able to capture of my little guy and the flowers he loves.









Saturday, April 16, 2016

April 16

There are dates you never forget...birthdays, anniversaries, deaths. April 16 is a day that changed my world forever. Ryan and I lost our sweet angel baby 16 years ago. 

The date was April 16, 2000. I'd awoken pregnant at 6 am, and happily chased my two boys around and cooked breakfast. I remember thinking is this baby going to be a boy or girl? A few hours later my world came crashing down. I started that day with hopes and dreams for my unborn child and ended the day mourning the loss of my child.

I couldn't believe this was happening. I was filled with sadness. Ryan and I had prayed for this child, we were ready for this child, we needed this child...but God said, no. 

Ryan and I had prayed about our decision to have another baby and we were so excited to add another child...we hoped it would be a sweet girl to add to our two boys. We were thrilled when we found out we were expecting and thanked God for our miracle. I prayed over this child every day. We hope our prayers will be answered in the way we desire, but it doesn't always happen. 

I questioned why? Did I pray wrongly when I asked for a baby, or not prayed enough? Did I do something that may have hurt my child? Was I being punished for something? I was angry and sad. I realized quickly that God was the only one who could get me through it. I told myself daily that if God brings you to it he will see you through it. 

The doctors told us to wait a few months and try again. We became pregnant with our Trenton right away when we began trying again. On the one year anniversary of this day God knew exactly what we needed to survive. We spent that day counting contractions and wondering if this was the day our Trent would join us...he ended up waiting another week. 

I look at Trent and realize that he would not be here if our angel baby had survived and I can't imagine a world without our Trent, but I still wonder what that child would be... a boy? a girl? Would he or she look like me or Ryan? What would their voice sound like? 

The loss of that unique person left a void in my life and nothing will ever replace my child. When people ask me how many children I have I always say 4 boys, but I instantly think of my 5th child. 

This day comes every year and every year I'm sad for our loss of knowing this child on earth. I know that God has a reason for everything and that one day I will meet my child in heaven. I have to remember my children are GOD's children and GOD's home is the home I want us all to be together in for now we wait to meet our angel baby.

"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you."-Jeremiah 1:5

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

T-Ball Tuesday

Logan had his first real game tonight. He had a blast. Coach Bryan brought black whatever it is in baseball (I'm sure there's a name for it but I don't know it) for under the eyes. Logan thought he was something!

My baby batting.

We laugh about him sliding home every time...seriously, every time, but tonight he would have been out if he hadn't slid home. 
The game ended a little after 8 and we are going to be late getting our bath (he wants to skip-I said NO) and bedtime is later tonight, but this smile is worth it!!! Everybody pray for his sweet teacher tomorrow because she is going to have a few tired, cranky Pre-K kiddos!